Bouncers held over club killing
Three bouncers have been arrested after a British man was beaten to death at a German nightclub, police have said.
Lee Heath, 31, suffered severe head and internal injuries in the incident at the popular u60311 club in Frankfurt in the early hours of Easter Monday. He died in hospital on Wednesday.
Three doormen, aged 35, 32 and 29, were arrested the day after the attack and are now being held on suspicion of manslaughter, Frankfurt police said.
Officers are investigating whether one of the suspects, a part-time boxer, used hardened "tactical gloves" during the incident.
A Frankfurt police spokeswoman said: "The victim suffered many injuries, including internal injuries and head injuries.
"Three doormen at the club have been arrested suspected of causing these injuries."
She said officers had interviewed about 10 witnesses, adding: "They all said this man was not aggressive. We do not know the reason why the incident started.
"The witnesses said he was walking to get a drink and the doormen grabbed him from behind. We don't know why," said the spokeswoman. "His girlfriend was in the bathroom and came back when it had all happened so she also doesn't know why it happened."
She added: "One of the men, the 35-year-old, from Greece, is a boxer. He was wearing tactical gloves filled with some hard material, a kind of sand. We have the gloves and will find out if he used them."
The victim, from Hackney in east London, moved to Germany in October 2009 to be with his German girlfriend. He worked as a decorator and handyman, and advertised himself online as somebody who was "English, friendly, physically fit, organised" and who spoke "a decent bit of German".